Del'd: 489 - 1955 to 1970






US Army Aviation s-58 H-34

The S-58 was initially known as the H-34A Choctaw in US Army service. 359 H-34As were produced and were known as the CH-34A after the US designation consolidation. Of these, a number were converted to the VIP VH-34A communications version, the CH-34B and the airborne search equipped CH-34C.



Steve Barusso, Gloucester Massachusetts - I was a young Paratrooper with the 101s.Airborne who had the privilage as well to be a crew chief. We Had quite a few H-34A in our flight (The original 101st. Aviation co) Which was later known in 1965 or 1966 as the 101st Aviation Battallion. We had tail#s 4470, 71, 72, 73, 74 ,75, 76 ,77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84. We also had H-13G and a couple of fixed wing L-19 and L-20. Last winter I had the honor of taking a short ride in the left seat of a converted H-34, that was updated to do heavy lifts for a company in Tampa, Fl. It was like I was never away from the H-34 (54 years later). Back in late 1959, as a member of the 101st Aviation Co. Command and Control Battalion. I made several trips to the Sikorsky plant in Bridgeport with another crew to Fly new H-34A,s to Mobile Alabama, where we folded the blades back in a saddle and folded the pylons (tail Rotor) section back and then covered the canopy with covers for the trip via cargo carriers to Laos Vietnam. I believe we were the first Div. that started shipping aircraft there at that time.


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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1961/66Berlin BdeDE Berlin-Tempelhof
1956/584 TCLawson AAF / Fort Benning
1955/56506 TCLawson AAF / Fort Benning

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    58-274 h-34a 1956     54-2876: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2876, 04May56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-275 h-34a 1956     54-2877: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2877, 04May56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-276 h-34a 1956     54-2878: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2878, 04May56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-277 h-34a 1956     54-2879: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2879, 04May56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ039: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ039, 21Feb79; xfer Bobs+
    58-278 h-34a 1956     54-2880: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2880, 17May56; to CH-34C Jan69; soc+
    58-296 h-34a 1956     54-2881: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2881, 13Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-282 h-34a 1956     54-2882: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2882, 28Jun56; to CH-34C Dec64; soc+
- XJ111: sold Southwestern Alloys as XJ111, 31May79; xfer Bobs A+
    58-283 h-34a 1956     54-2883: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2883, 28Jun56; to CH-34C May63; las+
    58-284 h-34a 1956     54-2884: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2884, 02Jul56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ151: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ151, 13Oct77; xfer Bobs+
    58-285 h-34a 1956     54-2885: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2885, 28Jun56; to CH-34C Mar64; soc+
    58-286 h-34a 1956     54-2886: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2886, 05Jun56; to CH-34C Feb64; soc+
    58-287 h-34a 1956     54-2887: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2887, 05Jun56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ113: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ113, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-288 h-34a 1956     54-2888: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2888, 05Jun56; to CH-34C May64; DA +
- 3H254: sold Bobs Airpark as 3H254, Feb83; sold Jul00
    58-289 h-34a 1956     54-2889: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2889, 05Jun56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ058: sold Southwestern Alloys as XJ058, unk; xfer Bobs Airpa+
    58-290 h-34a 1956     54-2890: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2890, 09Jun56; to CH-34C Apr64; DA +
- XJ118: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ118, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-291 h-34a 1956     54-2891: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2891, 09Jun56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ188: sold Bobs Airpark, unk; xfer Jacks Government Surplus, +
    58-292 h-34a 1956     54-2892: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2892, 09Jun56; to CH-34C Oct64; soc+
- XJ137: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ137, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-293 h-34a 1956     54-2893: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2893, 09Jun56; to CH-34C Aug63; soc+
State of Puerto Rico N37735: xfer Dept of Education, Rio Pedras PR as N37735, by Jan+
    58-294 h-34a 1956     54-2894: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2894, 11Jun56; to CH-34C Jun64; DA +
- XJ079: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ079, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-295 h-34a 1956     54-2895: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2894, 11Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ074: sold Bobs Airpark as XJ074, unk; xfer Jacks Government +
    58-297 h-34a 1956     54-2896: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2896, 11Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ138: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ138, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-298 h-34a 1956     54-2897: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2897, 11Jun56; not on DA2410! Stat+
    58-301 h-34a 1956     54-2898: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2898, 11Jun56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-302 h-34a 1956     54-2899: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2899, 15Jun56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-303 h-34a 1956     54-2900: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2900, 15Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ016: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ116, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-304 h-34a 1956     54-2901: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2901, 25Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-2901: xfer VNAF as 54-2901, unk; w/o 30Jan70.
    58-305 h-34a 1956     54-2902: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2902, 25Jun56; not on DA 2410, stat+
    58-307 h-34a 1956     54-2904: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2904, 25Jun56; not on DA 2410, stat+
    58-308 h-34a 1956     54-2905: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2905, 28Jun56; to CH-34C Jun64; DA +
US Air Force XJ162: xfer Holloman AFB as XJ162/3H254, unk; expended as rang+
    58-309 h-34a 1956     54-2906: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2906, 02Jul56; to CH-34C Nov64; soc+
    58-311 h-34a 1956     54-2907: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2907, 02Jul56; to CH-34C Jul64; soc+
- XJ062: sodl Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ062, 06Mar79; xfer Bobs+
    58-313 h-34a 1956     54-2908: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2908, 25Jun56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ147: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ147, unk; last reported+
    58-314 h-34a 1956     54-2909: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2909, 02Jul56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ032: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ032, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-315 h-34a 1956     54-2910: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2910, 15Aug56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ141: sold Southwestern Alloys as XJ141, unk; reported Allied+
    58-316 h-34a 1956     54-2911: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2911, 02Jul56; not on DA 2410, stat+
    58-317 h-34a 1956     54-2912: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2912, 02Jul56; to CH-34C Jul64; DA +
Chicago Helicopter Airways N71CH: Sold Chicago Helicopter Industries, St. Charles, IL as +
    58-318 h-34a 1956     54-2913: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2913, 02Jul56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
    58-321 h-34a 1956     54-2914: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2914, 24Jul56; to CH-34C Jun64; soc+
    58-322 h-34a 1956     54-2995: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2995, 24Jul56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-323 h-34a 1956     54-2996: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2996, 24Jul56; to CH-34C Feb63; soc+
- N1383B: sold Corvalis Aero Service as N1383B, 26Jan82
    58-325 h-34a 1956     54-2997: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2997, 09Aug56; to CH-34C Jun64; soc+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-2997: xfer Vietnam AF as 54-2997, 1967; w/o 28Jul68.
    58-326 h-34a 1956     54-2998: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2998, 09Aug56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ078: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ078, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-327 h-34a 1956     54-2999: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2999, 09Aug56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ154: sold Kolar Aluminum Recycling as XJ154, unk
    58-338 h-34a 1956     54-3000: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3000, 18Aug56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- N503DH: xfer Doan Helicopters as N503DH, 23Jan86; FAA reports U+
    58-339 h-34a 1956     54-3001: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3001, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Aug64; soc+
    58-342 h-34a 1956     54-3002: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3002, 04Sep56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ023: xfer Southwestern Alloys as XJ023, unk; xfer Alliead Ai+
    58-343 h-34a 1956     54-3003: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3003, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Nov64; DA +
- XJ126: xfer DMI Aviation as XJ126, unk; noted at DMI yard 28Au+
    58-332 h-34a 1956     54-3004: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3004, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; D+
- XJ002: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ002, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-344 h-34a 1956     54-3005: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3005, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Sep63; DA +
- XJ120: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ120, unk; xfer Bobs Air+

- ?: Preserved Wyman Living Gistory Museum, Craig, Colorado +
    58-345 h-34a 1956     54-3006: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3006, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Jul63; soc+
- N74164: reported registered N74164 and cancelled before Jan73

- XJ018: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ018 (N74164), unk; xfer+
    58-346 h-34a 1956     54-3007: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3007, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Nov64; AVS+
    58-347 h-34a 1956     54-3008: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3008, 07Sep56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ123: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ123, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-348 h-34a 1956     54-3009: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3009, 07Sep56; to CH-34C Nov64; DA +
- XJ043: xfer Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ043, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-349 h-34a 1956     54-3010: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3010, 07Sep56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
Royal Thai Air Force H.4-53/10: xfer Royal Thai AF as H.4-53/10, 1967;

Royal Thai Air Force H.4K-53/10: conv S-58T/H.4K, serialled H.4K-53/10, 03Dec82;

Royal Thai Air Force 20161: reserialled RTAF as 20161, unk.
    58-351 h-34a 1956     54-3011: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3011, 07Sep56; to CH-34C Nov63; sos+
    58-352 h-34a 1956     54-3012: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3012, 07Sep56; to H-34C by Jan62; D+
    58-353 h-34a 1956     54-3013: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3013, 13Sep56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-359 h-34a 1956     54-3014: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3014, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-360 h-34a 1956     54-3015: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3015, 05Oct56; Project "Lead Dog" J+
    58-361 h-34a 1956     54-3016: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3016, 05Oct56; Project "Lead Dog" J+
    58-362 h-34a 1956     54-3017: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3017, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-364 h-34a 1956     54-3018: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3018, 05Oct56; Project "Lead Dog" J+
- XJ174: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ174, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-365 h-34a 1956     54-3019: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3019, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
Nicaraguan Air Force FAN526: xfer Nicaraguan AF as FAN526, 1976.

Sandinista AF as FAS-252
    58-366 h-34a 1956     54-3020: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3020, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; +
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-3020: xfer VNAF, 213th HelSqn, unk;

- HD012: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as HD012, unk; reported on h+
    58-367 h-34a 1956     54-3021: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3021, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
Royal Thai Air Force H.4-12/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-12/05, 17May62; conv t+
    58-368 h-34a 1956     54-3022: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3022, 05Oct56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
- XJ057: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ057, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-369 h-34a 1956     54-3023: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3023, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Feb66; s+
- XJ048: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ048, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-371 h-34a 1956     54-3024: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3024, 05Oct56; to CH-34C by Feb66; +
    58-372 h-34a 1956     54-3025: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3025, 11Oct56; not on DA 2410;
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-3025: xfer VNAF as 54-3025, unk; badly damaged, recovered, 01+
    58-373 h-34a 1956     54-3026: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3026, 10Oct56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- -: purchased at auction by Chicago Helicopter [for parts],+
    58-380 h-34a 1956     54-3027: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3027, 19Oct56; to H-34C by Jul61; l+
    58-381 h-34a 1956     54-3028: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3028, 24Oct56; not on DA 2410, unk;+
indonesian national defence - air force H-3411: rts & sold California unk; conv S-58T unk; del FMS to I+
    58-382 h-34a 1956     54-3029: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3029, 03Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ173: Sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ173, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-383 h-34a 1956     54-3030: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3030, 03Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-384 h-34a 1956     54-3031: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3031, 14Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ080: Sold Allied Aircraft Sales as XJ080, unk; xfer Bobs Air+
    58-385 h-34a 1956     54-3032: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3032, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; t+
- XJ176: xfer Allied Aitcraft Sales as XJ176, unk; reported 1994+
    58-386 h-34a 1956     54-3033: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3033, 29Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-389 h-34a 1956     54-3034: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3034, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ083: sold DMI Aviation as XJ083, 03Oct78; noted DMI Aviation+
    58-390 h-34a 1956     54-3035: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3035, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-3035: xfer VNAF as CH-34C, 54-3035, 1967; w/o 29Jan71.
    58-391 h-34a 1956     54-3036: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3036, 14Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
- XJ072: sold Bobs Airpark as XJ072, 02Jul79; xfer Jacks Governm+
    58-392 h-34a 1956     54-3037: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3037, 29Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; 2+
- 3H258: sold Bobs Airpark as 3H258, 11Aug81; xfer Jacks Governm+

- 54-3037: Oct13 is in Flagstaff, AZ undergoing a static restorati+

07dec14 now located just off the Las Vegas strip at Bat+
    58-393 h-34a 1956     54-3038: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3038, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; A+
    58-394 h-34a 1956     54-3039: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3039, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; l+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-3039: xfer VNAF as CH-34C, 54-3039, unk; badly damaged, recov+

- HD009: sold Allied Aircraft Sales as HD009, 19May77; xfer Bobs+
    58-402 h-34a 1956     54-3040: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3040, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-404 h-34a 1956     54-3041: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3041, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-405 h-34a 1956     54-3042: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3042, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-406 h-34a 1956     54-3043: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3043, 12Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; D+
    58-407 h-34a 1956     54-3044: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3044, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
    58-408 h-34a 1956     54-3045: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3045, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; l+
    58-409 h-34a 1956     54-3046: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3046, 05Dec56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-411 h-34a 1956     54-3047: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3047, 05Dec56; not on DA2410; statu+
    58-412 h-34a 1956     54-3048: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3048, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; s+
Chicago Helicopter Airways N72CH: Chicago Helicopter Airways
    58-413 h-34a 1956     54-3049: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3049, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; l+
    58-415 h-34a 1956     54-3050: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3050, 05Dec56; not on DA2410, statu+
    58-129 h-34a 1955     54-882: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-882, 23Oct55; not on DA2410; to Vie+
    58-130 h-34a 1955     54-883: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-883, 23Oct55; to H-34C by Jan62; DA+
- ?: sold Kolar Aluminum Recycling as scrap, unk
    58-131 h-34a 1955     54-884: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-884, 23Oct55; redesig H-34C, Oct62;+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54884: xfer VNAF as H-34C, 54884, 1964; w/o 22Aug65.
    58-132 h-34a 1955     54-885: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-885, 23Oct55; to H-34C by Jan62; so+
- ?: sold Allied Aircraft Sales, unk; xfr Bobs Airpark, unk;+
    58-133 h-34a 1955     54-886: ch-34c del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-886, 23Oct55; not on DA2410, 1962; +
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54886: xfer VNAF as H-34C, 54886, unk; w/o 30Mar63.
    58-134 h-34a 1955     54-887: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-887, 23Oct55; not on DA2410 (to VNA+
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) ?: South Vietnam


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